Flood protection work on the Ouse Washes Middle Level Barrier Bank and South Level Barrier Bank is set to begin again this summer. This involves raising low spots of the embankment along the Hundred Foot, and widening haul roads.
Working hours will be 7:00AM to 7:00PM Monday to Friday between 15 July and 31 October, over the next few years. Once each section is complete six months will be needed for landscaping, and then the section can be re-opened.
The works will require diversion of various footpaths and bridleways: footpaths 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 16, and bridleways 7 and 8. Further information will be provided by the Environment Agency as work progresses.
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